ElevationAscent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -90' -27 m
High: 348' 106 m
Low: 276' 84 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A forest trail run in the heart of Mercer Island.”— Kip Olson
After crossing 68th onto the northeast section, the trail runs along a ridge, with some nice views and side trails connecting down the ravine to the Engstrom Open Space.
After crossing Island Crest Way, the trail continues around the perimeter of the northwest section. This is the most heavily used area of the park, so expect to see families and dogs. The fire station at the southern edge of this section displays two pillars from the World Trade Center as a memorial to 9/11.
You'll finally return to the starting point for a total distance of around 2 miles. Interconnecting trails within the park can extend your run.
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Land Manager: City of Mercer Island, WA